Mario Bionda

Forms on a White Background


Not on display
Mario Bionda 1913–1985
Original title
Immagine su fondo bianco
Oil paint, chalk and acrylic paint on canvas
Support: 727 x 918 mm
Presented by Professor Gino Ghiringhelli 1960

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Like a number of European artists working during this period in non-figurative styles, Bionda attached great importance to the expressive potential of the surface of the work of art. In this painting the surface is built up from a combination of oil, chalk and synthetic resin and is energetically incised. Although Bionda was very much at home with the post-war generation of 'Informal' artists his own paintings are related to impressions of landscape.

Gallery label, August 2004

Catalogue entry

Mario Bionda born 1913

T00378 Forms on a White Ground 1958

Inscribed 'BIONDA | 58' b.r. and 'M. BIONDA | IMMAGINE SU FONDO | BIANCO | cm 92 x 73' on back of canvas
Oil, chalk and vinavyl on canvas, 28 5/8 x 36 1/8 (73 x 92)
Presented by Gino Ghiringhelli 1960
Prov: Gino Ghiringhelli, Milan (purchased from the artist)

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.54, reproduced p.54

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